Posted by Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) on August 26th, 2010 at 10:54 pm
while driving drunk at speeds
of 80 mph and did not stop.
(Photo: Multnomah County)
Kirk Hanna, owner of Mt. Hood Ski Bowl, real estate developer, and son of carwash magnate Daniel Hanna, and plead guilty to Hit and Run, DUII, and 4th degree Assault in a Multnomah County courtroom on Thursday.
According to Portland Police, Hanna, 49, was driving his Porsche SUV at speeds estimated to be 80 mph when he swerved and struck Robert Skof, ridig a bicycle on SW Macadam Ave, just north of the Sellwood Bridge on May 23rd. Hanna did not stop and witnesses say he sped up when they tried to follow him to get his license plate. The incident occurred at 2:43 am. The victim was transported to a hospital with bleeding and facial lacerations that were not life-threatening.
SUV showing damage from the
(Photo: Portland Police)
Even though he hit a man on a bike at 80 mph while driving drunk and left him for dead on the side of the road, all the charges Hanna plead guilty to today are misdemeanors. He will serve 30 days in jail, lose his license for 90 days, and pay a fine of $1,000. This outcome was part of a carefully manipulated plea deal by Hanna's lawyers. As part of the plea, Hanna has agreed to compensate the victim within one year.
According to KPTV, the judge will allow Hanna to serve his time on the weekends.
Sargeant Todd Davis of the Portland Police Bureau Traffic Division said, "At the Traffic Division we take a dim view of drunk drivers who run down bicyclists and pedestrians."
I'll update this story with more details as I learn more.
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